The Birth Trauma Association
 If you are a UK parent who has suffered birth trauma, please join our closed support group by clicking the Facebook link on the right. For other information , please click our open page on the left. Don't forget to follow us on twitter!
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Nursing Times picks up Birth Trauma Association criticism of NICE PTSD guidelines
NICE criticised for 'missed opportunity' with PTSD guidance . BTA Press Officer Kim Thomas reports - click the link for more information.

Have you had a traumatic birth? Is your baby within 3-6 months old?
Do you live within 20 miles or so of London? If so, please help with this important project to improve understanding of the impact of traumatic birth on mum/baby interactions.

Do you live in the Winchester/Salsibury/Hampshire/Wiltshire area?
Collaboration to reduce neonatal deaths, brain damage and maternal injury needs two more members

Are you a black or ethnic minority mum who has experienced a traumatic birth
Please help with this important study being undertaken at Nottingham University

Affinity Hub is a new support site for parents with a disabled child
Did your traumatic birth lead to your baby being left with a disability. Click the link for more information.

BTA comments on Maternity Review Report
New report emphasises safety, choice and better mental health provision but concerns remain.

Afraid of childbirth? Tokophobic?
You are not alone - countless women are affected. Join a new Facebook group to get help.


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Welcome to The Birth Trauma Association

The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) supports all women who have had a traumatic birth experience. It is estimated that, in the UK alone, this may result in 10,000 women a year developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Also, as many as 200,000 more women may feel traumatised by childbirth and develop some of the symptoms of PTSD. The BTA wants women to know that they are not alone. On these pages, we offer emotional and practical support to women and also their families.

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